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Mitt Romney

Friend's Ex-Wife Claims

Romney LIED to Screw Her in Divorce

10/24/2012 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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We haven't heard back from the Romney campaign office -- however Mitt's attorney was quoted about the Stemberg divorce in Time magazine, saying ... “This is a decades-old divorce case in which Mitt Romney provided testimony as to the value of a company.  He has no objection to letting the public see that testimony.”

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A rep for Tom Stemberg also released a statement ... saying, "Over the past several years, the judge in this case has made it very clear that the gag order imposed should not be violated. We have never violated this order and will continue to adhere to the court’s ruling on this case."

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Mitt Romney LIED under oath when he testified in the divorce of his good friend and screwed the friend's wife out of a lot of money in the process ... so claims the ex-wife of Staples' founder Tom Stemberg.

Multiple sources connected with the divorce tell TMZ ... during Tom's uber nasty divorce case with ex-wife Maureen, Mitt Romney gave a deposition and testified during the trial that Staples was worth virtually nothing. Romney testified that the company was worth very little and Tom was a dreamer and "the dream continues."

Romney characterized the Staples stock as "overvalued," adding, "I didn't place a great deal of credibility in the forecast of the company's future." 

Partly as a result of Romney's testimony, Maureen got relatively little in the divorce, but we're told just weeks after the divorce ended, Romney and Tom went to Goldman Sachs and cashed in THEIR stock for a fortune.  Short story -- Romney allegedly lied to help his friend and screw the friend's wife over.

And there's more ...  Our sources say years later, Maureen, who suffered from MS and had multiple bouts with cancer, got a visit from one of Tom's guys, who gave her papers informing her that Tom was cancelling her health insurance.  Our sources say the irony here is that we're told Tom was working as one of then Governor Mitt Romney's chief health care advisers.

Sources tell us ... Tom also got custody of the couple's one child, making allegations of abuse against Maureen.   And get this ... in the mid-90s, after the divorce, Tom sent the boy a letter saying, although he loved him, because of issues related to the divorce "it will not be possible for you to be a part of our family for the foreseeable future."

Maureen lost her home in the process and struggled financially.

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91.

Pamela    

TMZ name your "source". Staples in my area closed some years ago.

647 days ago
92.

Diana    

If this story was true.....which I doubt......Ms. Allred should have come up with it long ago. Why wait until now? This story didn't say when the divorce happened, but it apparently took place prior to the mid-90's from what I read here. That's about 20 years ago, people! Gmab.

If this was true, this should have come out from the get-go. Why wait two whole decades?

If this was true, isn't there a statute of limitations? If so, Ms. Allred, as an attorney, should be aware of that!

Imo, this is the Obama campaign's "October surprise," which is probably something they cooked up because of Donald Trump's upcoming announcement later today.

This is all dirty politics. Go to FEC.gov and look up Ms. Allred's political contributions. All Democratic.

Mr. Stemberg is a Republican.

Again, this is just my opinion, but I don't buy this story for one minute. It's all dirty politics designed to sway votes.

Any candidate who would resort to such tactics (or whose supporters would do the same w/o said candidate's objection) is NOT worth voting for.

I can think for myself, Ms. Allred. I don't need your "help" with respect to casting my ballot.

647 days ago
93.

Rocket    

Do all you can to divert the attention from OBUMMER's absolutely DISGRACEFUL handling of LIBYA, IRAN, ISRAEL & THE ECONOMY not to mention the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS WASTED IN PORKULUS for Barry's green-energy turkeys!!! Face it, you desperate LIBTARDS! IT IS OVER!!! ROMNEY WILL BE THE NEXT POTUS, you POS!!!

647 days ago
94.

mebrat24    

now a good mooron would never lie in court to save some $$$$$$$$$

647 days ago
95.

nan    

I cant stand Gloria Alred or Donald Trump..It is like they are trying to turn this election into some cheap reality show..

647 days ago
96.

Maximus    

Maybe TMZ should report on this since it will cost Barack re-election!
http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/24/us/libya-benghazi-e-mails/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

647 days ago
97.

Tammy    

This was serious enough to send me a breaking text message????? :-(

647 days ago
98.

Beach    

Funny, NOT ONE entry here on TMZ about Trump finding divorce papers filed by Mrs Obama, & it was more recent than 2005 too...

How about some multiple entries on that harvey????

No bias here huh.... LOL

647 days ago
99.

happyday    

I'm not voting for Romney anyway, but this is a stupid "bombshell." But, man, his friend sounds like a total jerk.

647 days ago
100.

John Hill    

Oh please. Maureen received 500,000 shares of Staples, and sold 250,000 before it ever went public. She got a pretty penny for those first shares, and if she kept the rest, they were worth up to $9.6 million in the late 1990s boom. I think you can afford your own health insurance for $10 million. Sheesh, what a crock. Hear that ROAR? That is the sound of 300 million Americans YAWNING.

647 days ago
101.

killerbotics    

No way, woman mad at friend of ex-husband after bitter divorce? Shocking. This is a story, how? No Benghazi email post? TMZ your bias is showing.

647 days ago
102.

moe l.    

More proof TMZ is the equivalent tabloid birdcage liner. Nice going. I guess no new crap on the Kardashians so switch over to defaming the republican candidate.

647 days ago
103.

MADE MAN    

"America, I did not have ties to this" Clinton's voice.
He's gonna turn around and admit it watch in some professionally written sob story of an apology. Knowing half of America is still going to vote for why not "NOW" come out and tell the truth Instead of trying to be perfect? Everyone has skeletons in their closet but owning your mistake and taking responsibility for your outcome is what determines your character and credibility. I mean Obama is no saint himself hell no one is perfect but I honestly feel like this timing could be for Romney's benefit if he man up and take responsibility like Clinton did.

647 days ago
104.

Nosmo    

The headline should be..."Obama Lied...People Died"...

647 days ago
105.

John Hill    

Oh please. Maureen received 500,000 shares of Staples, and sold 250,000 before it ever went public. She got a pretty penny for those first shares, and if she kept the rest, they were worth up to $9.6 million in the late 1990s boom. I think you can afford your own health insurance for $10 million. Sheesh, what a crock. Hear that ROAR? That is the sound of 300 million Americans YAWNING.

647 days ago
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